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  • On Feb 19, 2020
    Caitlin from FL Asked

    I want to plan gender reveal in front of the castle, would you happen to know if I could bring in an empty boy to tape balloons in? Or a confetti balloon to pop? I really wanted to bring a smoke bomb, but I dint think that would be allowed.

    Hiya Caitlin!

    I love babies, I loved being pregnant, and I love that you want to find out if you're getting a new Mickey or Minnie at the Most Magical Place on EARth! Now, let's talk about gender reveals.

    There are a bunch of super fun options at the 'World, and I think Cinderella Castle is a fantastic backdrop for the reveal. You also have the bonus of the wonderful Disney PhotoPass photographers being on hand to capture every magical moment. But, there's a bit of a "stitch" with your original plan. Unless you want the reveal to be at security, you cannot bring in a box of balloons. The same thing goes for popping balloons in front of the castle (and smoke bombs), also not allowed.

    No worries though, we have plenty of fun alternatives! If you want balloons involved, you could have a trusted friend or family member purchase the appropriate colored balloons. As you turn around in front of the castle, have them standing right behind the photographer. That way, your surprise will be captured in real-time, and then you can take gorgeous photos with the balloons immediately after. You could also recruit one of the balloon Cast Members. Hand them your reveal envelope, and on the count of three, they can hand you a pink or blue balloon! There are always a few of them and Disney PhotoPass photographers on Main Street, U.S.A., so the set up should be relatively simple, and once again, the castle will be in the background, and you'll have a bunch of balloons in the picture!

    If you want the castle, but with an alternative, may I suggest customized Mickey EARs? We recently stopped by The Chapeau on Main Street, U.S.A., to watch them personalize EARs. I think "it's a boy!" or "it's a girl!" would be a super cute announcement. Once again, no peeking when you hand over the envelope and when you pick up the EARs. Then once you're in front of the castle with a photographer, open the surprise! A picture of you looking at the castle with the EARs on will make the perfect Insta post!

    For other amazing ideas with a sprinkling of pixie dust, contact the fantastic Cast Members at Disney Meeting & Events. I'm convinced their motto is, "it's kind of fun to do the impossible." You can touch base with them online or at (321) 929-7129 if you want a reveal created from pure fantasy!

    Caitlin, I wish you all the congratulations. Best of luck!

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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